December 28th, 2017

our happiness, which is our union with God and absorption by God

It is in the death flow 11:12 AM Thursday late morning here in West Michigan. Yesterday I thought was a Thursday, but then someone in LJ kindly reminded me it was a Wednesday and not a Thursday. I hope I am not losing my mind. I tend to go through my life inside my head. I am a mystical dreamer.

So it is a new day in the history the world. I got up this morning around 6:24 AM to find my wife up. She went out for breakfast this morning we family members. I spent the morning reading my Reformation commentary on The Epistle to the Hebrews. I also shoveled some snow off our walkway and fed our birds this morning. I left the house around 10 o'clock AM to pick up fresh coffee beans at Simpatico Coffee and then visited one local thrift store to look for used books to add to our library. I found these used books this morning-

'Liveviews: Make a Christian Impact on Culture and Society' by R.C. Sproul

'A Struggle For Power: The American Revolution' American History by Theodore Draper

'The Great And Secret Show' Horror Fantasy by Clive Barker

'Iceman: Uncovering the Life and Times of a Prehistoric Man Found in an Alpine Glacier' by Brenda Fowler

'And The Band Played On: Politics, People, And The AIDS Epidemic' by Randy Shilts

'Eastern Approaches' memoir by Fitzroy Maclean

'Little Women' a novel by Louisa May Alcott

'Blind Date' a novel by Jerzy Kosinski

'Pale Blue Dot: A Vision Of The Human Future In Space' by Carl Sagan

After I visited this thrift store Bibles For Mexico I came home. Carol is home taking a nap as I write these words. Existence keeps decaying full speed. We are coming to the End faster and faster.

Yesterday I basically read late into the night from a novel titled, 'Darkmans' by Nicola Barker. Well I suppose I will go and drift through this day. It is 9 degrees outside right now and there is some sunshine.
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Books Read During The Year 2017

January 2017

'Mislaid' a novel by Nell Zink

'The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, And Breakthrough In Modern Art' by Sebastian Smee

'Called By Triune Grace: Divine Rhetoric and the Effectual Call' by Jonathan Hogland

'The Money Cult: Capitalism, Christianity, And The Unmaking of The American Dream' by Chris Lehmann

'The Feud: Vladimir Nabolov, Edmund Wilson, and the End of a Beautiful Friendship' biography by Alex Beam

'Nabokov In America: On The Road To Lolita' biography by Robert Roper

'Partisans: Marriage, Politics, And Betrayal Among The New York Intellectuals' biography by David Larkin

'Pursuit Of The Prodigal' a novel b Louis Auchincloss

'Nicotine' a novel by Nell Zink

'Innocents And Others' a novel by Dana Spiotta

'Godly Prayer And Its Answers' by John Brown of Wamphray

'The Village: A History Of Greenwich Village' by John Strausbaugh

'Dear Bunny, Dear Volodya: The Nabokov-Wilson Letters 1940-1971 Revised and Expanded Edition Edited, Annotated And With An Introductory Essay by Simon Karlinsky

'A Really Good Day How Microdosing Made a Meg a Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life' memoir by Ayelet Waldman

'The Refiner's Fire: The Making Of Mormon Cosmology, 1644-1844' by John L. Brooke

'John Saturnall's Feast' a novel by Lawrence Norfolk

'John Aubrey, My Own Life' biography by Ruth Scurr

'Aubrey's Brief Lives' 'The Life and Times of John Aubrey' Edited by Oliver Lawson Dick

'The Christian's Only Comfort In Life And Death: An Exposition of the Heidelberg Catechism' Volume 1 by Theodorus VanderGroe

'Private Novelist' fiction by Nell Zink

'Shakespeare and Company Paris: A History of the Rag & Bone Shop of the Heart' Edited by Krista Halverson

'Life At The Bottom: The Worldview That Makes The Underclass' nonfiction mental health by Theodore Dalrymple

'American Philosophy: A Love Story' memoir by John Kaag

February 2017

'The Last Adam A Theology of The Obedient Life of Jesus In The Gospel' by Brandon D. Crowe

'Shakespeare and Company Paris: A History of the Rag & Bone Shop of the Heart' Edited by Krista Halverson

'John Aubrey, My Own Life' biography by Ruth Scurr

'Aubrey's Brief Lives' 'The Life and Times of John Aubrey' Edited by Oliver Lawson Dick

'John Saturnall's Feast' a novel by Lawrence Norfolk

'Sinai And The Saints: Reading Old Covenant Laws For The New Covenant Community' by James M. Todd III

'The Last Innocent White Man in America and Other Writings' by John Leonard

'American Philosophy: A Love Story' memoir by John Kagg

'Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness And The Artistic Temperament' by Kay Redfield Jamison

'Reading for My Life: Writings, 1958-2008' by John Leonard Edited by Sue Leonard

'American Nomad' political memoir by Steve Erickson

'The Christian's Only Comfort In Life And Death: An Exposition of the Heidelberg Catechism' Volume 1 by Theodorus VanderGroe

'The Proud Highway: The Fear And Loathing Letters, Volume One' by Hunter S. Thompson

'Hunter: The Strange And Savage Life of Hunter S. Thompson' biography by E. Jean Carroll

'The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross' translated by Kieran Kavanaugh & Otilio Rodrignez O.C.D.

March 2017

'Robert Lowell Setting The River On Fire: A Study Of Genius, Mania, And Character' by Kay Redfield Jamison

'The Letters Of Robert Lowell' Edited by Saskia Hamilton

'Light On The Mountain: Greek Patristic and Byzantine Homilies on the Transfiguration of the Lord' Translated By Brian E. Daley, S.J.

'Canonical Theology: The Biblical Canon, Sola Scriptural, and Theological Method' by John C. Peckham

'Spirit Hermeneutics: Reading Scripture in Light of Pentecost' by Craig S. Keener

'The Christian's Only Comfort In Life And Death: An Exposition of the Heidelberg Catechism' Volume 1 by Theodorus VanderGroe

'Sinai And The Saints: Reading Old Covenant Laws For The New Covenant Community' by James M. Todd III

'The Last Adam A Theology of The Obedient Life of Jesus In The Gospel' by Brandon D. Crowe

'John Maynard Keynes 1883-1946 Economist, Philosopher, Statesman' biography by Robert Skidelsky

'American Philosophy: A Love Story' memoir by John Kagg

'Deep South: Four Seasons On Back Roads' travel memoir by Paul Theroux

'The Stories of Stephen Dixon' Stephen Dixon

'The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross' translated by Kieran Kavanaugh & Otilio Rodrignez O.C.D.

'The Best Minds Of My Generation: A Literary History of the Beats' by Allen Ginsberg Edited by Bill Morgan

'Sleepless Nights' a novel by Elizabeth Hardwick

'Partisans: Marriage, Politics, And Betrayal Among The New York Intellectuals' biography by David Larkin

'Scripture As Real Presence: Sacramental Exegesis in the Early Church' by Hans Boersma

'Man's Better Angel: Romantic Reformers and the Coming of the Civil War' by Philip F. Gura

'The Nix' a novel by Nathan Hill